Jorge Aguilar

Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District

Jorge Aguilar

Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District

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Jorge Aguilar was named superintendent of Sacramento City Unified School District in May 2017, after serving as Associate Superintendent for Equity and Access at Fresno Unified School District.

Aguilar has more than 20 years of experience in K-12 and higher education, with a strong focus on equity and achievement. He has a track record of improving academic achievement for students with special needs, English language learners and children living in poverty.

Aguilar has a degree in Latin American studies and Spanish and Portuguese from University of California, Berkeley, and a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Recognized as a state and national education leader, Aguilar has also worked as a legislative fellow in the state Capitol, and served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational and Community Partnerships at U.C. Merced, where he also served as Special Assistant to the Chancellor.

As a result of his work in Fresno Unified, the district increased graduation rates, cut dropout rates and raised the “A-G” completion rates.

Aguilar’s accomplishments earned him an invitation to the White House in 2015 from then First Lady Michelle Obama to present on educational equity and access at a convening hosted by the National Consortium for School Counseling and Postsecondary Success.

He is also the recipient of the Winston Doby Impact Award, given to exceptional professionals who are chosen by their colleagues for their commitment to improving educational opportunities for California students.

In 2015, he was appointed to the state’s Advisory Task Force on Accountability and Continuous Improvement.

Aguilar is married and has four children who are enrolled in Sacramento City Unified School District.